Dr. Jamal Badawi is the Director of the Islamic Information Foundation, a member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Fiqh Council, and is the author of a number of books and articles on Islam. Egyptian by birth, he obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration, and is a professor of Management at Saint Mary University in Halifax. Dr. Jamal is an expert speaker in Christian-Muslim dialogues, and has lectured extensively in North America and abroad. He is also active in journalism and broadcasting. He has had a series of programs concerning Islamic belief and practices shown on Canadian television throughout the world.